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Welcome to Sheridan Animal Hospital & Veterinary Specialists of WNY


To become a board certified surgeon, veterinarians must complete a minimum of an additional 4 years of intense, specialized training beyond veterinary school. These years are spent training specifically in advanced surgical procedures, cutting edge treatments, and patient care under the training of leading experts in the field. To complete their residency, surgeons must complete specific training requirements covering a wide spectrum of surgical cases in a heavy case-load environment. Her residency also included additional training in internal medicine, critical care, radiology, anesthesiology, pathology, and published research on surgical diseases. This is why a surgery residency position at Cornell University is arguably the most competitive in the world to obtain. Her research at Cornell focused on determining the optimal treatment for dogs with cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in their knees.

After completing residency training, surgical candidates spend months of intense study preparing for a grueling, multi-day exam. After passing this exam, Dr. Nelson became one of about only 1700 board certified veterinary surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Nelson joins Dr. Rene van Ee in being the only full-time, board-certified surgeons based in Western NY. They are both happy to have the opportunity to provide specialized surgical care locally for your pet. Additionally, Sheridan Animal Hospital is proud to have the only veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia, as well an overnight licensed veterinary technicians monitoring and caring for your pet throughout the night following surgery.

For additional information about board-certified veterinary surgeons and why you should choose a board-certified surgeon for your pet’s specialized care, visit HERE

For additional information about common surgical problems treated by board-certified surgeons, visit HERE

Sheridan Animal Hospital's central focus is our patients and their needs.  We believe that a healthy, happy pet is achieved through partnership with you and requires a caring, friendly environment at home and in our office.  We are here to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care for your pet and the best possible service for you.  

Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. At Sheridan Animal Hospital, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.

Sheridan Animal Hospital offers the Buffalo and surrounding communities medical, surgical, and dental services. We also have an in-house pharmacy and access to our board certified specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. If you are new to our website, please browse around to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles and watch groundbreaking pet videos. Click on the "email us" link below to ask us a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Remember, at Sheridan Animal Hospital, your pets are our family!

Sheridan Animal Hospital | (716) 833-2255

2288 Sheridan Drive

Buffalo, NY 14223


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2288 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY 14223
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